Supporting the Hopes and Dreams of California’s Central Valley
James B. McClatchy’s dream was to build a greater California Central Valley. In honor of his vision, we have taken significant steps toward anchoring ourselves within the community and investing in the people and infrastructure of the Central Valley to provide a better future for generations to come.
The Sunrise Plan: A Spend Down by 2030
We are committing all of our resources toward building a strong, self-sustaining infrastructure that supports, fosters and invests in initiatives that create lasting change. Together, we can build a Central Valley where our communities can confidently engage democracy and have greater agency in decision-making.
The absence of a vibrant philanthropic network in the Central Valley is deeply felt. Philanthropy, government, and local institutions must do more. The JBMF is working to fill this gap through innovative investment as part of our strategic grantmaking in a region that has historically been underinvested in, we must take the time to understand the challenges communities face and respond to a better vision of the Central Valley.
Read the latest grantmaking press release.